5) How to succeed in the wastelands
Send your characters out with good pieces of equipment, good outfits that boost their stats, Radaways and (especially) Stimpaks. Revive them if they die. Pay attention to their progress so that you know if they are having a good run or not (and because it’s entertaining to read the logs). You can leave them out for as long as you want, but with reward comes risks, as always.
4) If you want to progress the wasteland stuff along, do this.
Do the time lapse cheat, yet again, causing them to progress rapidly. The log will populate instantly, and whatever prizes they would have found, will appear instantly. The time lapse trick also helps them to return to the vault a whole lot quickly after you call them back to the vault.
3) Make smart use of your Stimpaks and Radaways.
Pay attention to your characters’ energy bars. Any empty bar area can be cured with Stimpaks, and any red bar area can be cured by Radaways, as this is radiation. If you do not have either of these, or you want to save them, then get your resource bars up to the greens and the dwellers’ energy bars will gradually increase, while the radiation (red bar area) will decrease.
2) Pay attention to which training room trains which SPECIAL stat.
The game room trains luck. The weight room trains strength. The lounge trains charisma. The athletic room trains agility. The classroom trains intelligence. The armory trains perception. The fitness room trains endurance. Stick dwellers in there and let them stick around for awhile in order to improve the stats of choice.
1) Pay attention to what your dwellers are saying.
Eavesdrop on their conversations to see what they are talking about. Usually, they are discussing pertinent issues, such as what they need (whether it be food, stimpaks or something else), or how happy they are, or how unhappy they are. They will tell you what they need; it’s up to you to figure out what to do with the information.